Man charged with arson after a fire damaged six Dallas townhomes
ByFunAsia 21 Sep 2020 11:39 PM 165

A man has been arrested and charged with arson for deliberately starting a fire inside a Northeast Dallas townhome that resulted in damage to the entire complex early Sunday morning.


Dallas Fire-Rescue crews responded to the scene after receiving a call about the fire at the Holly Hill Townhomes in the 7200 block of Holly Hill Drive just after 4 a.m.


According to reports from the responding firefighters, they saw the flames coming from the two-story building roof.


All residents of the complex were able to evacuate, and no injuries were reported.


Fire crews worked hard to bring the fire under control, but six townhomes were damaged. Three residents looked for assistance from the Red Cross.


Further reports from the Investigators reported that the fire was started by one of the residents, identified as Bruce Hamilton.


According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Hamilton called 911 from a nearby store and reported the fire incident.


He accepted that he used a match to set clothes on fire inside his closet "as he was trying to escape from intruders who were holding him against his will inside his apartment."


Hamilton has been arrested and charged with arson.


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